Spanish scientists create the first variety of cannabis without THC and with levels never seen before of CBG whose medicinal properties are exceptional
Hemp Trading, together with the Spanish University Politéctnica de Valencia (UPV), have created the first marijuana strain THC free which has an incredible medicinal potential. Hemp Trading is a very important is a very important Spanish company of international prestige that is dedicated to the sale of everything necessary for the cultivation of marijuana. But it is not a bank of cannabis seeds and has never been devoted to the production of seeds.
This new genetics is a true innovation in the medicinal marijuana sector. It has nothing of THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, and contains very high levels of CBG (cannabigerol), a forgotten cannabinoid whose therapeutic properties are extraordinary.
We are facing a new variety to which they have managed to increase a much greater accumulation of cannabigerol (CBG).
It has been possible to extract the pure CBG, without any trace of other cannabinoids. In this way they make sure that there is no THC.
This new variety is of special value for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, colon cancer, glaucoma, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Developing a strain without THC
Currently, industrial hemp and even marijuana strains with low THC, usually have a level of this cannabinoid that exceeds the legal limit (0.2%).
The CEO of Hemp Trading, Ernesto Llosá, explains that the great success has been to obtain a variety in which certain phases of the biosynthetic pathway of the cannabinoids are blocked so that the THC cannot develop. It increases the amount of cannabigerol (CBG), which is another cannabinoid with extraordinary medicinal properties.
CBG is the first cannabinoid that appears in any cannabis plant. It is the origin of the creation of all other cannabinoids. Of course, it is the origin of THC and CBD. When the plant develops its biosynthetic process, the CBG becomes all the other cannabinoids. When this happens, the CBG disappears and all the other cannabinoids appear, explains Salvador Soler, one of the researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) who have taken part in this research.
A special permit is needed for the cultivation of cannabis for scientific purposes
The scientific work of the researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia has been fantastic. This university is one of the five entities that have the compulsory permit for the cultivation of marijuana for scientific purposes. It is the first time that the THC has been completely eliminated, which is already a total success, but also, the CBG level has increased exponentially.
Llosá, from Hemp Trading, explained that the great success of this new gene was to have dispensed with THC and have achieved unbelievable levels of CBG. Because the normal thing in any cannabis plant is that it has an amount of this cannabinoid that ranges between 0.1% and 0.5%. However, the new variety has 15% CBG.
The CBG: that great unknown
CBG is the least known cannabinoid. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it is produced in very small quantities and that practically not much research has been devoted to it in the medicinal sector. With the creation of this new genetics it is possible to obtain CBG in considerable quantities, which can lead to an important production of this cannabinoid in a completely legal way. Without a doubt, it is a way of getting more research into this cannabinoid and discover new medicinal properties.
In addition, the CBG extraction process is simpler than that of the CBD since less purification is needed. Plants with more CBD have some THC, which must be separated by the purification process. The new variety, which still has no name, extracts the CBG in its purest form, without any traces of THC, which is the psychoactive cannabinoid.
At this time the company has registered the new variety. No model has been defined for marketing although this does not concern them. They think that having so much CBG and no THC, the pharmacists will see the medicinal and legal possibilities, precisely because it has a very high level of CBG and nothing of THC.
In general, the therapeutic properties of CBG are similar to those of CBD. The prestigious British Journal of Pharmacology published several articles on the subject, which concluded that the CBG was very effective as a natural analgesic, to reduce inflammation caused by certain diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, is an excellent antidepressant and, in addition , helps those who suffer from insomnia to sleep.
It is also very important the ability of CBG to prevent the growth of cancer cells, as this slows the development of colon cancer. Research is also being conducted on the therapeutic potential of CBG for the treatment of glaucoma because it reduces eye pressure.